The LE, SE, SE Nightshade, XLE, XSE, and TRD make up the 2024 Camry lineup. All but the TRD get a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine (203 hp and 184 lb.-ft. of torque); the performance-oriented TRD gets a 301 hp (267 lb.-ft. of torque) 3.5-liter V6 that is an option for the XLE and XSE. An eight-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drivetrain are standard, but all-wheel drive is optional in conjunction with the base four-cylinder.
A considerable part of the Camry’s perennial popularity is due to its fuel efficiency. The EPA has estimated that the FWD Camry with the base 2.5-liter engine gets 28 miles per gallon around town and 39 mpg on the open road. The four-cylinder/AWD combination yields 25 city/34 highway. When the XLE and XSE have the V6, their fuel economy dips a bit to 22 city/33 highway, but the TRD has a bigger trade-off, returning 22 city/31 highway.
The LE has a fine mix of default equipment, getting remote keyless entry, cloth seats, two zones of automatic climate control, bi-LED headlights with auto-on/off, LED daytime running lights and taillights, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, a USB-C charging port, a 12V power outlet, a 4.2-inch multi-information display, illuminated vanity mirrors, and a 60/40-split rear seatback with a folding armrest in the center. For infotainment, the 7-inch touchscreen is used to control the smartphone integration (Android Auto and Apple CarPlay), Bluetooth, SiriusXM satellite radio, and audio unit with six speakers.
The upgrades to the SE include heated exterior mirrors, a chrome-tipped exhaust outlet, SofTex (simulated leather) upholstery, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. The SE Nightshade Edition gets bronze-toned wheels and black exterior elements but is otherwise equipped the same as the SE. The XLE starts with the LE’s standard features list but adds leather seats (heated in the front row), Toyota’s Smart Key proximity keyless entry, push-button ignition, LED headlights, heated exterior mirrors with integrated blind-spot warning lights, door handles with touch-sensor lock/unlock, wireless phone charging, a 7-inch multi-information display, a chrome-tipped exhaust, a power passenger seat, wood interior accents, ambient interior lighting, and some bonuses for the back seat: its own HVAC vents, LED reading lights, and adjustable headrests. The infotainment touchscreen is also increased to 9 inches.
The XSE takes cues from the trims before it, combining the SE’s sportier attitude with the longer equipment list of the XLE; it also substitutes elegant patterned metal for the wood accents in the cabin. Besides the standard V6, the TRD gets a more aerodynamic body with side skirts, a front splitter, a rear diffuser, black exterior trim, red interior detailing, aluminum sport pedals, and a leather-wrapped shift knob with red contrast stitching. As far as options, a JBL audio system is available for the XLE, XSE, and TRD, and navigation can be added to the XLE and XSE.
Toyota Safety Sense 2.5+ is the latest edition of the automaker’s proprietary grouping of advanced safety technologies. In the base trim, it includes automatic high beams, dynamic radar cruise control, a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, lane departure alert with steering assist, lane tracing assist, and road sign assist. A blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert is standard on the XLE and XSE and optional for the LE, SE, and SE Nightshade. The XLE and XSE are eligible for front and rear parking sensors with automatic braking and a panoramic view monitor.